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dc.contributor.advisorKatz, Larry
dc.contributor.advisorHettinga, Blayne
dc.contributor.authorTomaghelli, Luciano Sebastian
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-19T16:14:15Z
dc.date.issued2015-11-19
dc.date.submitted2015en
dc.identifier.citationTomaghelli, L. S. (2015). Kinematic and Kinetic Factors Associated with Start Performance in Elite Luge Athletes (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/26701en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/2645
dc.description.abstractIn the sport of luge, the start phase plays a critical role in overall race performance. However, the biomechanical factors influencing start performance are currently unexplored. The goal of this thesis was to achieve a better understanding of the biomechanics behind the luge start and to validate the use of an accelerometer to assess continuous sled velocity. It was found that an accelerometer is not a valid tool to evaluate luge sled velocity during the starts. A systematic bias was found in the accelerometer underestimating sled velocity in almost 90% of the trials. For the pull phase of the start, kinetic variables had a high relationship with pull performance. Gender differences were found in the velocity development and relative force application. None of the hypothesis discussed for the paddling phase were related to performance. However, two very distinct mechanisms in the development of sled velocity were found.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectEngineering--Biomedical
dc.subject.classificationLugeen_US
dc.subject.classificationSport Biomechanicsen_US
dc.subject.classificationHuman Performanceen_US
dc.titleKinematic and Kinetic Factors Associated with Start Performance in Elite Luge Athletes
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.facultyKinesiology
dc.description.embargoterms3 yearsen_US
dc.date.embargolift2018-11-18T16:14:15Z
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/26701
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid3849
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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